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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
815 AM CDT Thu Mar 16 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared March 13 through
March 17 as Flood Safety Awareness week. The National Weather
Service in La Crosse is providing information about a different
flood topic each day during the awareness week.

Today`s topic: National Weather Service Water Resources

The NWS homepage, www.weather.gov, provides up to date weather and
water advisory, watch, and warning information for the U.S. and its
territories. However, the NWS provides many additional resources to
help emergency managers, public officials and private citizens make
water decisions.

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) AHPS provides a suite
of river and flood forecasts and water information to protect life
and property and helps ensure the nation`s economic well-being.
water.weather.gov flood inundation mapping the ability to look into
the future to see how many city blocks and roads might be flooded is
becoming clearer with flood inundation mapping. NOAA`s NWS and
National Ocean Service are collaborating with the USGS, USACE, FEMA
and other partners to develop these inundation maps for flooding.
http://water.weather.gov/ahps/inundation.php

Weather Prediction Center (WPC) precipitation forecasts WPC provides
precipitation forecasts for the entire U.S., including Puerto Rico.
WPC also issues excessive rainfall forecasts, short-range
discussions on heavy rainfall events, and snowfall and freezing rain
probabilities. www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

NWS River Forecast Centers (RFCs) the National Weather Service has a
network of thirteen RFCs across the United States. These RFCs
collect, process, and provide water resource and river forecasts and
information for major river basins across the country.
http://water.weather.gov/ahps/inundation.php

Flood Safety Awareness website on this page, you will find
information on what to do before, during and after a flood.
www.floodsafety.noaa.gov staying aware of an evolving weather
situation can help you prepare when flooding or other weather
hazards impact your area. Be a force of nature!
www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/


Join us tomorrow on the final day of Flood Safety Awareness week to
find out about some great flood resources offered by several NWS
partners!

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